Many cervical cancer cases are detected during routine Pap smears. During a Pap smear, Dr. Salom or Dr. Tangir swab the outside of your cervix and send the tissue to the lab for testing. If your Pap test comes back abnormal, your gynecologist provides further testing to rule out or confirm cervical cancer.
If the Pap test shows a positive result for squamous cell cancer or adenocarcinoma cells, it likely means you have cervical cancer.
Dr. Salom or Dr. Tangir performs a colposcopy or an endocervical scraping to extract tissue for biopsy. The biopsy will confirm or disprove a cervical cancer diagnosis.
Treatment for cervical depends on:
Advanced-stage cancers require more aggressive treatments, whereas preservation of your reproductive organs may be possible with for early-stage cancers.
Surgical options include:
Dr. Salom and Dr. Tangir use minimally invasive robotic surgery whenever possible. After surgery, they may use chemotherapy or radiation to kill off any remaining cancer cells. Dr. Salom and Dr. Tangir offer chemotherapy right in their friendly, familiar offices.
Women with precancerous cells can be cured with proper treatment and follow-up. If the cancer has spread inside the cervical walls, the five-year survival rate is 92%. The farther cervical cancer spreads beyond the cervical walls, the lower the survival rate.
Cervical cancer is a specialty of Dr. Salom and Dr. Tangir, so make an appointment by calling CGO to discuss your treatment options.